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Garrett County Health Official Comments on Low COVID-19 Cases

April 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

A Baltimore Sun article published this week reports that Garrett County, like many other lake, beach or mountain destinations in Maryland and across the country, is now managing tensions between locals and out of town visitors. Some of those are second-home owners who have fled densely populated areas such as Baltimore and Washington to ride out the coronavirus pandemic.  Garrett had four confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, and no virus-related deaths. County Health Officer Robert Stephens tells WCBC News that there are some obvious reasons for the low numbers with Garrett  being a rural county that is sparsely populated topping that list. He said there is some luck involved as well…

One Response to “Garrett County Health Official Comments on Low COVID-19 Cases”

  1. April 23, 2020 at 10:44 am, Ken said:

    This argument could also be made against Allegany County opening prior to the peak downstate. Unless we waste our emergency services to patrol our county boarders to ensure no one is coming up here from Hagerstown or Frederick or DC or Baltimore who have yet to reach our peak.

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